I am just writing to see if anyone can give me any advice, or if anyone has been in a similar situation to me.
I'll try and keep this as short as possible!
I am an international student here on a F1 student visa (I am from England). I start the nursing program in August and obviously want to be able to work in my local hospital as a CNA during my training, to get good hands-on experience. Obviously we will be doing clinicals, but I would also like to be able to work during the holidays etc.
As an international student, I am not permitted a work permit, although I hope this should change due to my eventual career being a nurse!!
I want to be able to stay in the US once I graduate, and be able to work here.
Has anyone any experience of this? or been through the same situation?
I am coming up against a lot of "I don't knows" from my college and my local (small) hospital............. I think the hospital needs to sponsor me INS-wise.
I would be so grateful of any input!!